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‘COVID is a convenient disguise, but parents are waking up to the blame game the federal government is playing,’ USPIE president explains

November 7, 2022

COLUMBIA, S. C. — The “Nation’s Report Card” was just released, and the report is bleak. The research revealed dramatic declines in math and reading levels, with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona calling the findings “appalling and unacceptable.” While the majority of reports blame the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns for this drop in educational standards, Sheri Few, founder and president of United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE), knows otherwise. An advocate for parental rights in education, Few has been fighting for federal education reform for decades and knows the signs of governmental overstep when it comes to American children.

“Some reports say that school testing scores started to drop because of COVID, but that’s absolutely not true,” Few stated. “Test scores started to plummet after the adoption of Common Core in 2010. COVID is a convenient disguise, but parents are waking up to the blame game the federal government is playing. COVID did play a part on student test scores, but the truth is that they were already trending downward.

“The government often talks about the federal funding that is available for schools, but it comes at a cost. Once a school accepts the government’s money, they will be forced to include topics like equity, social emotional learning, and other harmful pedagogies.

“Parents do not want this for their children! When I first started in education policy two decades ago, people thought I was a conspiracy theorist for seeing the warning signs. After witnessing what their children were learning during the pandemic, however, parents are now clamoring for information on how to fight back on behalf of their children. Unfortunately, many of them don’t know where to start, and this is why USPIE’s documentary, ‘Truth & Lies in American Education,’ is so vital.”

Truth & Lies in American Education” reveals the shocking realities behind the explicit content in American schools — and equips viewers with the information needed to fight for change. With testimonials from educational experts such as Karen England, Alex Newman, Dr. Duke Pesta, Dr. Carol Swain, Sam Sorbo, and others, the film challenges any preconceived notions about the American education system. The film follows Few’s own daughter-in-law, April, as she learns about the alarming liberal agenda throughout America’s school system. Driven by her own desire to safeguard her children, April Few makes the shocking discovery that the government education system — the one intended to educate America’s children — has been infiltrated with toxic propaganda.

“Parents need to be vigilant with their children’s education,” Few stated. “If we aren’t strong advocates for our children, who will be? ‘Truth & Lies in American Education’ should be an eye-opening — and horrifying — experience for many Americans. Witnessing April uncover these shocking truths about the system that she was set to send her children into is sobering. We’re hoping that this documentary not only opens the eyes of the viewers but spurs them into action.”

Truth & Lies in American Education” is available for streaming on SalemNOW, as well available on DVD. For more information about Truth & Lies in American Education,” click here.

United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) is a nonprofit, nationwide coalition that seeks to return education to its proper local roots and restore parental authority over their children’s education by helping parents and local communities to escape federal and other national influences. It is the vision of USPIE to create a culture where parents, empowered with the authority to choose what and how their children learn, are the undisputed primary educators of their children, where local schools operate in support of families, and where education is unencumbered by federal mandates.

For more information on United States Parents Involved in Education, visit www.uspie.org or follow USPIE on Facebook or Twitter.